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Manuscript Address Label to R. Thayer / Salem / Mich. / D.L. & N.R.R. with cancelled Benjamin Franklin one-cent stamp. (c 1870 block cancel.)

xxx 4 x 4. Salem Township is in the northeast corner of Washtenaw County and the Salem Station of the Detroit, Lansng and Northern Railroad was in Section 11 of that township. This railroad was a successor of the Detroit, Lansing and Lake Michigan Railroad in 1876, and after its failure in 1896, was reorganized as the Detroit, Grand Rapids and Western Railroad. About 1900, it became a part of the Pere Marquette system. R. Thayer is probably Rufus Thayer, one of the earliest settlers of Plymouth Township, which is adjacent to Salem on the east in Wayne County. Thayer emigrated to Michigan from Vermont in 1825, probably with his brother John. The Thayer family was prominent in the early history of Plymouth and Farmington. Rufus Thayer died in Salem in 1888.


Book Id: 96-9004

Price: $45.00

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